Gary E. Parker is a biologist, paleontologist, educator, speaker and author. He received M.S. in Biology and Ed.D. degrees from Ball State University. He was awarded several academic awards, including admission to Phi Beta Kappa (the national scholastic honarary), election to the American Society of Zoologists (for his research on tadpoles), and a fifteen-month fellowship award from the National Science Foundation. Parker was the head of the science department at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in Florida. He was also the former Chairman of the Natural Science Department of Christian Heritage College, and a former science faculty member of Eastern Baptist College and Dordt College.